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Two years of success: A timeline of Mark Tallentire’s time as Bracknell Town manager

A look back at Mark Tallentire's time in charge of Bracknell Town

Two years of success: A timeline of Mark Tallentire’s time as Bracknell Town manager

Bracknell Town confirmed on Monday morning that manager Mark Tallentire had left Larges Lane by mutual consent following two years of sustained success that included three trophies and a runners-up finish in the Uhlsport Hellenic Premier Division in 2016/17.

The Robins lost their first league game of the season on Saturday at Thatcham Town but remain very much in promotion contention, particularly with the likelihood that two sides will be elevated at the end of the season.

2015

Bracknell Town manager Mark Tallentire. Photo: Neil Graham.

Bracknell Town manager Mark Tallentire. Photo: Neil Graham.

27th October 2015: Mark Tallentire appointed as Bracknell Town manager with the club 19th of 20 in the Hellenic Premier Division

First matches in charge include a 3-1 win over Abingdon United and a 3-1 defeat to Longlevens

2016

7th April: Leads Bracknell to a big 7-1 Supplementary League Quarter Final Cup win over neighbours Wokingham & Emmbrook

16th April: Bracknell finish a Hellenic League campaign that looked like ending in relegation, in 14th place after a 5-1 win over Milton United

18th to 23rd April: A disappointing few days as the Robins exit the Supplementary Cup at the semi-final stage and Reading Senior Cup at Quarter Final stage

13th June: Appoints former Beaconsfield SYCOB manager Geoff Warner to the coaching staff

TJ Bohane. Photo: Neil Graham.

TJ Bohane. Photo: Neil Graham.

25th August: Signs prolific Hellenic League goalscorer TJ Bohane from Royal Wootton Bassett Town who goes on to scorer over 90 goals with strike partner Adam Cornell

19th November: The finest 45 minutes from a Bracknell Town side ever? The Robins come back from 2-0 down against title rivals Thatcham Town scoring five goals without reply in the second half winning 5-2 and seeing two Kingfishers sent off in frustration

2017

8th April: A final day defeat to Highworth Town ends the Robins chances of promotion to the Southern League – they finish second

11th April: Lift the Berks & Bucks County Senior Trophy with a 2-0 win over Binfield

1st May: Lift the Bluefin Sports Hellenic League Cup with a 2-0 win over Highworth Town

20th May: Lift the Reading Senior Cup for the first time with a 3-0 win over Binfield at the Madejski Stadium

1st August: Start the 17/18 campaign with five straight league wins including 6-0 and 6-1 wins over neighbours Woodley United and Binfield

25th September: Leaves Bracknell Town ‘by mutual consent’

Players and crowds

Seb Bowerman strikes from the penalty spot for Bracknell Town FC. Photo: Rob Mack.

Seb Bowerman strikes from the penalty spot for Bracknell Town FC. Photo: Rob Mack.

As well as trophies, Tallentire’s Bracknell Town brought in young local talents like Seb Bowerman and Joe Grant who have impressed consistently while the goals of Adam Cornell and TJ Bohane throught the 16/17 season brought delight to long suffering Robins fans.

Interest in the club rose with the opening of Larges Lane to a crowd of over 450 but it was arguably the fast attacking football and frequent victories that kept the supporters coming back week in week out.

Main image: Mark Tallentire by Richard Claypole.

Tom Canning

<p>Tom is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Trinity Mirror.</p><br />

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